New aluminum Bluetooth keyboard for Nexus 7 looks great, lasts long and costs little [VIDEO]

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A new, beautiful Bluetooth keyboard for the Nexus 7 has popped up on the interwebs recently. The BG-7, as it’s called, boasts an aluminum frame, a black, dimpled, rubberized back (just like the Nexus 7′s) and colors that exactly match the hues that Asus and Google chose for their beloved 7-incher. This thing was specifically designed for the Nexus 7 and it looks great! The keyboard has 61 keys including several Android shortcut keys (back, home, and menu). It is powered by a rechargeable 160 mAh battery that is said to give 55 hours of consecutive use or 60 days of standby time. The battery is charged by a normal micro USB cable, so you won’t need to worry about fumbling with extra chords. Besides being a great keyboard, the BG-7 acts as a cover for your Nexus 7. Just pop the tablet face down, snap it in and you’re good to go. Best of all, this keyboard costs under $25! Check out a video that an XDA forum member put together after the break. If you’re ready to buy, hit the source link (which is also after the break).

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ASUS Nexus 7 Dock Set To Ship On January 16th

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news for those of you Nexus 7 owners looking forward to that elusive docking station, but it appears the shipping date has been pushed back just oh-so slightly. According to the listing found at online retailer B&H, the Nexus 7 dock has been revised to show a January 16th shipping date— which still technically falls in line with the originally expected mid-January ship date, but still gives a minor reason for concern considering there are many of you out there who were hoping for the dock arriving as early as on the 15th (or even possibly before that).

The good thing is that at least the 16th is only a few weeks away… let’s just hope owners of the tablet won’t need to wait beyond that.

source: B&H
via: Droid Life

 

ASUS Nexus 7 Dock Set To Ship To European And US Customers In Mid-January

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Those of you in Europe and the US who have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the elusive ASUS Nexus 7 dock are officially in luck as the dock is officially due to arrive sometime this month. Reports are coming in from AndroidWorld.nl that the dock is due to arrive in mid-January, while some US retailer outlets are now showing a similar availability date after previously being slightly vague with the dock’s availability date. Just when you think the Nexus 7 can’t get any better… it gets better— and better late than never I might add.

Hopefully it won’t be too long of a wait for Nexus 7 owners elsewhere in the world.

 

source: AndroidWorld
via: Android Central

Tablets slightly edges out smartphone activation’s during this past Christmas

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With tablets and smartphones now becoming regular household items in this day in age, it wasn’t surprising that millions were purchased this past holiday season for Christmas gifts. This year however, tablets slightly edged out smartphones as the top seller out of the two with about 51% as opposed to 49% for smartphones when it came to activation’s on the day of Christmas.

Tablets have really becomes popular this past year with Apple’s iPad sales. Android has also gotten a huge boost of popularity in the tablet department with the releases of the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire series.

What did you guys get this past Christmas, a phone or tablet? We’d love to know!

source: Flurry

Nexus 7 dock pops up on yet another retailer’s website, still not for sale

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The elusive Nexus 7 dock just won’t stop teasing us. First it popped up on Asus Japan’s website with a mid-December release date, then we saw some hands-on time in a short unboxing video, then the dock surfaced on B&H Photography’s website with a December 30th release, and today the dock showed up on EXcaliber PC’s website where the little guy is listed as arriving on January 6th, 2013. There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the release of this dock, and we still have no clue whether it will show up on the Google Play store. Anyone willing to place some bets on which date they think they Nexus 7 dock will be available? I’m going with December 30th (just because I don’t like waiting).

Source: EXcaliber PC

Acer expected to debut $99 Iconia B1 Android tablet next year

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As expected, Acer is planning on releasing a $99 Android tablet come 2013 in hopes to directly compete with Android’s other low-budget tablets such as the Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. According to the Wall Street Journal, Acer has already submitted the 1.2Ghz dual-core tablet for approval with the FCC. Interestingly enough, the tablet mat not even see a North American launch.

The device will look very similar to its A110 brethren and will include 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage plus a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 1024×600 pixel screen. The B1 is expected to launch with stock Android 4.1.2.

Any of you guys willing to give this low budget tablet a shot?

source: WSJ

$99 Nexus 7 rumors continue to swirl

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We started hearing rumors of a $99 Nexus 7 several months ago, and whether they are true or not, I’m sure it will happen sometime in 2013 based on the competition between Amazon, Google, and Apple. The latest comes from DigiTimes, and they are telling us to expect to see it sometime in the 1st quarter 2013, or more likely the 2nd quarter.

This information comes from the fact that O-Film started shipping what’s called glass-film-film (GFF) screens for the Nexus 7 this month. These GFF displays will not only help cut production costs for this cheaper version, but it will also make it thinner. Although it’s expected that the tab could come in at $99, other experts are questioning if it can even be done, and think $129 to $149 is more likely. For initial shipment estimates, Google and ASUS are shooting for 500,000 to 600,000 units with mostly likely the majority of them going to emerging markets.

source: digitimes

Official ASUS Nexus 7 dock now available to pre-order from B&H Photo

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After months of rumors and even an early hands-on video, the long awaited official ASUS dock for Google’s Nexus 7 is finally upon us. Well, sort of. Eager owners can now pre-order the charging and audio-supported dock from B&H Photo for $39.99. Unfortunately, there’s no word on when exactly the little guy will ship, but it’s definitely a good sign to see it hit the intrawebs before the end of the year. If you’re the patient type, you can head to the source link below to reserve yours.

Source: B&H Photo
Via: AusDroid

Once again, all Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices are now sold out

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Not much to our surprise, Google’s Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices have all sold out yet again. Customers who still wish to order one or both of these devices now have to wait till Google replenishes their stock. In addition, their 16GB Nexus 7 tablet is also sold out. It seems as if customers are really stocking up on Google’s popular devices for this Christmas. Certainly a good sign for Google, but hopefully in the future Google prepares for such a high demand so that this doesn’t happen again.

Either way, once stock is replenished on these devices, TalkAndroid will be sure to let you all know asap!

source: Google Play

Nexus 7 dock gets some hands-on time in new unboxing video

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Not long ago we reported that a Nexus 7 dock popped up on Asus Japan’s website with the likelihood of an imminent release. Well, today a new video surfaced of the dock giving us a quick peek at the retail package and the accessory itself, which sports a microUSB port and a 3.5mm speaker jack. The video seems to indicate that the dock will be released in Japan some time this week, so hopefully we will see it showing up in the Google Play store soon after. Check out the unboxing video below.

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